Which came first? The egg or the chicken? same references here. So peoples which did you notice first, the RA or fibromyalgia? With me .it was the fibromyalgia because all I knew was pain and I hurt and all the key areas. I always knew I had Arthritis but not RA. Bare in mine I did karate during this time and thought it was normal to hurt from work outs. I was working out 6 days week 3 to 4 hours a day plus a full time job and two teenagers.. I did complete too, but retired from that when… read more
I was diagnosed with fibro first. Switched Rheumatologist and was told RA. They both hurt so bad but would choose Fibro over RA
I think your right. I think the fibro comes before RA. I've never been diagnosed with fibro and just recently diagnosed with RA. But I have had problems for a longtime. I wish they had earlier detection.
Yes I agree. But last rheumatologist visit confirmed the fibro. But I think it was misdiagnosed several years ago. Because the ra wasn't diagnosed until last year.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 21 years ago, but wasn't diagnosed with RA until 2013. I believe I had my first real flare of RA in 2011, but it wasn't diagnosed as such. I had all of the symptoms, but I'm sero-negative so nothing showed on the blood work except a high CRP. In 2013 the symptoms were much worse and I was finally diagnosed correctly. I take meds for both diseases, but I'm beginning to wonder if fibromyalgia is really a precursor to autoimmune diseases like RA , Sjogrens, and Lupus.
Meds include: Enbrel, Cymbalta, Neurontin, Ultram, Lortab, Zanaflex, ibuprofen
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and treated for about 4 years. Then I started getting severe joint pain. Although I tested negative for RA, my rheumatologist suspected I was developing it and tried a course of prednisone to see if I improved. I did. My dad was also seronegative.
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